Feng Shui Tips for a Mirror Facing the Bed

a mirror facing the bed is considered bad feng shui

 The Spruce / Letícia Almeida

A mirror facing the bed means a mirror that reflects your body while you are in bed. A mirror directly facing the bed depletes your personal energy when you need it the most: at nighttime when your body does its repair work. A mirror facing your bed is also said to bring the energy of the third party into your intimate relationship.

Consider the position of your bed, and anywhere you can overcome other bedroom challenges while addressing the bed-facing mirror, too. Though you can use mirrors to improve the feng shui in your home, the bedroom is a different story. If a free-standing mirror is reflecting your bed, then it is easy—just find a different spot for it.

How to Remedy the Mirror Facing Your Bed

If you have mirrored closet doors, the best solution is to drape curtains that can be closed at night. It can look as if you create a window covering for another window. In the daytime, you get all the light and freshness for the bedroom that mirrors can provide, and at nighttime, you close the curtains that cover the mirrored closet doors.

Another solution is to just remove the mirrors by replacing the closet doors. This is done often with homeowners, but this solution is certainly not worth exploring when you are renting.

If you have a piece of furniture that has a mirror built into it and you just cannot reposition it, look at creative solutions. If the mirror can be angled in different ways, then just angle the mirror so that it does not reflect the bed at night, and you are done! If the mirror is fixed, you will just have to play and be creative. Find what can help you the most, as well as look the best with your bedroom decor.

This can be a beautiful flower arrangement (real or high-quality silk), a small stack of books with appropriate titles for the bedroom, or a free-standing piece of bedroom art covering the mirror. It is up to you to define what can cover the mirror the best way so that you do not see yourself in it at night.

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Generally, big mirrors are not recommended, feng shui-wise, in the bedroom, as they bring the energy of the feng shui element of water, and a strong feng shui water element in the bedroom can attract and create the energy of sorrow.

Now, this does not mean that you cannot have a mirror in the bedroom. If the mirror is not reflecting the bed, and it is not too big for the room, then, feng shui-wise, the mirror should be OK for your bedroom. It is also OK to have very small mirrors in the design of your headboard (notice we say "very small"), but definitely not good feng shui to have a mirrored headboard or a mirror above your headboard.